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Speaker: Dr Sharon Moonsamy 

In the 21st century, most of us function in a highly technical environment, with the support of the latest smartphones, tablets and computers. We rely heavily on electronics to keep ourselves scheduled, organized and at the forefront of changing technology. Can this replace the capacity of our working memory or do we still need to enhance our brain’s executive functions, including working memory? With the advancement in knowledge, there will be an overwhelming cognitive burden of storing so much information in our heads. Dr. Moonsamy will explore how we can harness the capacity of our working memory in order to make it an efficient instrument to support learning and everyday functioning.

There are no CEU points for this talk. Navigate to CPD accredited courses to earn points.

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Presenter: Mitzi Hollander

In this presentation Mitzi will use a case study to explore brain injury and its impact on everyday life. Motor vehicle accidents, concussion and exposure to environmental toxins can all exhibit similar symptoms of brain injury. Mitzi will discuss the most common symptoms of a wide spectrum of brain injuries such as fatigue, memory loss and impaired executive functions. She will delve into key elements that are often overlooked in the rehabilitation process - exposure to sunlight, sleep, oxygen, exercise and nutrition.

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Speaker: Natalie Herb

The Tomatis® Method, a programme designed to improve listening, was developed by Dr Alfred Tomatis, a French Otolaryngologist. The method is used as a therapeutic tool at Bellavista School, in conjunction with Speech and Occupational Therapy. In this presentation, Natalie will use case study vignettes to share Bellavista’s experience of the method as a therapeutic intervention. Parents, educators and health professionals will leave with a deeper understanding of the anatomical underpinnings of the method and its application in a therapeutic context. 

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Speaker: Dr Stephanie Gottwald

When a child reads fluently, it feels like magic! All of the words are effortlessly recognised and each sentence is read with expression. But what about our children who are not fluent readers, who struggle, sounding out each and every word? Even when a child has mastered phonics and word identification, it is not a guarantee that text reading will become fluent. In this presentation you will learn about the neuroscience behind fluent reading and what is known about readers who struggle with fluency. Parents and educators will leave with practical techniques to support their children to become fluent readers, ensuring that nothing gets in the way of every child becoming a fluent and engaged reader. 

There are no CEU points for this talk. Navigate to CPD accredited courses to earn points.
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